Jul 31, 2014
Equality NC Welcomes New Staff
Raleigh, N.C. – Equality NC announced today that Greensboro's Matt Hirschy and Ben Graumann will join Equality NC's team starting in July 2014. Hirschy will be Equality NC's first-ever Director of Business Engagement and Programs, leading the organization's business engagement and programmatic efforts. As Equality NC's new Development Associate, Graumann will assist in important day-to-day engagement with the organization's over 100,000 state and national supporters.
“On behalf of Equality NC, we are thrilled that Matt and Ben are with us to help lead the next phase of Equality NC's efforts. With them we'll be able to engage with business, supporters, and other communities statewide in the important work of building a true state of equality here at home.” said Equality NC executive director Chris Sgro “Together, we can redouble our efforts to support Equality NC’s mission of securing equality and justice for all North Carolinians.”
Matt Hirschy is Equality NC's first-ever Director of Business Engagement and Programs. Matt works with the Business Equality Council to increase statewide workplace protection policies, and manages the day to day operations of many of our programs. He has nearly eight years prior experience working directly with and for business executives in all shapes and sizes of companies in various functional roles and capacities. Matt joins Equality NC from Charles Aris, an internationally retained executive search firm headquartered in Greensboro.
Before joining Charles Aris, Matt worked as the Operations Manager of Christopher Evan & Associates, a small business consultancy he cofounded. Prior to Christopher Evan, Matt served as the Director of Development for Music on the Mountaintop (at the time the second largest music festival in the high country of North Carolina with 6,500 attendees annually).
Matt serves on the Guilford Green Foundation Board of Directors and is the League Commissioner of Stonewall Kickball Greensboro.
As the new development associate, Benedict Graumann manages the monthly donor program and acknowledgement system. He also drafts proposals, prepares reports and assists the director of development with fundraising events, including the annual Equality Gala.